Why don't any pickup manufacturers give soundclips of just what the pickups sound like? The closest thing is basstasters.com, but they use preamps for everything and have a weird way of testing them. Why can't companies like SD, EMG, and Bartolini have sound clips where all types of pickups are tested through the same bass (or similar wood) basses? That way we can tell the difference between pickups. The only way to be sure what a pickup is going to sound like is to buy it, which is certainly not a good option for the vast majority of bass/guitar owners who can't simply solder and install everything under the sun. -Eric.